- Alfred Hitchcock
- Ivor Novello, Isabel Jeans, Ian Hunter
The darkest of Hitchcock’s early films, Downhill follows the fall from grace of a public schoolboy who is expelled for getting a girl pregnant and subsequently disowned by his father. An early example not only of Hitchcock’s interest in guilt and its transference, but of his highly ambivalent attitude to family life, this is a deceptively rich and often elegant work. A star turn from Ivor Novello, too. Shown with solo piano score by John Sweeney. A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films Principal restoration funding provided by Simon W Hessel. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142 and The Headley Trust.